The first Sino-French forum on health management and aging was held in the international conference centre in Aix-les-Bains, France from October 5 to October 8. As the chair of the Chinese attendees, President Xu of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) hosted and delivered keynote speeches at the forum.
The forum was co-hosted by the municipal government of Aix-Les-Bains city, Université de Chambéry Savoie, and Shanghai University of TCM. Around 100 representatives from the fields of political, academic, medical and elderly care services participated in the event. At the opening ceremony of the forum, Xu and the Mayor of Aix-les-Bains city Dominique Dord, Executive Mayor Renaud Beretti planted the friendship tree featuring cooperation of the bilateral sides, extending the very best wishes that the cooperation will grow prosperously.
Xu delivered the keynote speech on the innovation of TCM health services to facilitate the development of health care services for the elderly. From the perspectives of historical foundation, status-quo of development, as well as innovative development of the TCM industry in Shanghai, Xu introduced the exploration of TCM featured health care management combined with integrated services of medical treatment and delicate care. He also put forward the notion of forging a TCM integrated health care mode and establish a concept of elderly care services brand, so as to solve the problem of aging worldwide.
Gilles Duhamel, Director of the French National Social Division and researcher of Public Health Research Centre of Institut d'études politiques de Paris, introduced the national medical care system, the mode of health care services for the elderly and public health policy in France. Duhamel also shared the viewpoints of promoting integrated health care services in France and the challenges ahead.
The experts of the forum had discussions on topics ranging from online health care, hierarchical medical diagnosis, integrated health care services, health management, and TCM intervention in the rehabilitation of tumor, stroke and diabetics.
During the forum, Shanghai Museum of TCM held the TCM cultural exhibition. The delegations of Chinese martial arts and Chinese folk music of the University presented themselves with performances of strong Chinese flavor, which has gained great popularity.(Medical Affairs Department, International Office)